Improving public investments management through government-civil society coalitions In achieving openness, transparency is only one side of the equation, and its impact will depend on the use given to relevant information and how to close the feedback loop to create better accountability. Government-civil society coalitions are light touch and scalable participation initiatives that enable collaboration […]
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In achieving openness, transparency is only one side of the equation, and its impact will depend on the use given to relevant information and how to close the feedback loop to create better accountability. Government-civil society coalitions are light touch and scalable participation initiatives that enable collaboration in a semi-formal flexible setting for dialogue among […]
Tbilisi, Georgia. December 2019. Europe Foundation and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. In the past years, Georgia has had a clear interest and mandate to improve budget transparency in the country. The country has gone from 55 points score (out of 100) in the Open Budget Survey of 2012 to 82 points in 2017. […]
Le rôle des organisations de la société civile au Bénin dans l’évaluation d’un indicateur important pour l’éducation nationale, et la réaction positive du gouvernement béninois à travers le Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances. Plaidoyer des OSC du Bénin sur l’indicateur « 1 livre de mathématiques et de lecture pour chaque élève » et « les Subventions […]
by ACIJ (Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia) In February 2019, ACIJ Argentina, together with the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, organized a Dataquest for the international day of open data. There, a group of organizations and activists met in order to analyze the data of the Argentine budget and make visible its […]
One of the key learnings from the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals was that States need to strengthen their means of implementation to address the challenges posed by sustainable development. Such a challenge is even more significant when addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due to their increased scope and interrelation of objectives. To […]
By Zukiswa Kota (IMALI YETHU Lead Coordinator, Public Service Accountability Monitor) Article originally published in OPEN, Edition 3. . An open data project involving both civic and state actors was always going to elicit varying – and various – perspectives on a range of issues. The Vulekamali team consists of government officials, members of civil […]
by GIFT Team As members of the Public Financial Management community, we are frequently confronted with the question: is fiscal transparency really relevant for improving public spending? There is no easy answer it, as there is no easy or unique path transforming fiscal transparency into a public good. For many years, governments have published information […]
Some public programs are designed as the result of the political realm, besides any possible technical propositions and considerations. Pork barrel funds are a reality, in developing countries, as well as in developed ones. This was the case of the Metropolitan Development Fund in Mexico. The fund started before 2011 changing forms and structure but, […]
Since their establishment in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become the leading international agenda to promote social, economic and environmental development. The 2030 Agenda has encouraged the construction of numerous development indicators through which governments can track and evaluate their progress towards the SDGs. For example, the United Nations provides open access to […]
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